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Damian McGillicuddy confirms FREE seminar at The Societies’ 2015 Convention

Join Team McGillicuddy for a fast, fun and educational seminar at the Convention and make your photography more cost-effective and profitable.

Damian McGillicuddy and Olympus in conjunction with The Societies is proud to announce, for the first time in the history of the event, that one of the keynote speakers at the 2015 Convention will present a headline seminar absolutely free of charge.

For this groundbreaking event Damian McGillicuddy, Olympus’ Principal Photographer and Educator and The Societies only Grand Master with Bar, welcomes all camera users – The Societies’ members and non-members alike – to his talk, where he explains why the ‘Biggest Dog in the Yard’ chooses to use Olympus’ premium interchangeable lens cameras and share with you his philosophy on lighting, a philosophy that will make you not just more creative and proficient, but ultimately more cost-effective and profitable.

Trade Show Booking Deadline Extended!

The-Societies-ConventionWe here at the Societies would like to thank the 1,000s of photographers who have already registered for the January Convention. Though for those few that have not had the chance to book yet, we are delighted to announce the we have extended the free Trade Show bookings until the 10 January 2015.

Photographers are in for a real treat at the 2015 London Photographic Trade Show and Convention - not only will all the latest photographic equipment, products and services be on show, attendees will also be able to attend demonstrations from leading manufactures on their products.

Don't forget to check out the 2015 Convention discount vouchers, deals and prize draws -

Trade Show Opening Times

Friday 16-Sunday 18 January 2015
Friday–Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–16:00

2015 Full Convention: Wednesday 14-Sunday 18 January 2015

Venue: Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgware Rd, London, W2 1JU

For full information on the Societies' 2015 Convention please see the website.

Last Places Remaining!

Wedding And Portraits Photofilms - How to make them - Neale James - Superclass - 5 places left
A Day at the Asylum! - Rick Friedman - Location Seminar - 4 places left

Small Product Photography on a Shoe String!! - Dave Wall - Superclass - 6 places left

Boudior With John Denton - Superclass - 3 places left

How to Photograph Bridal Portaits - Sam Sciarrino - Location Seminar - 6 places left

The Societies' Trade Awards 2014 - Last Chance

The Societies' Trade Awards 2014

Last chance to have your say and vote for your Products of the Year, and to be in with a chance of winning a full masterclass pass.

Best Professional Flashgun
Best Professional Lighting
Best Professional Lab
Best Professional Album
Best Professional Paper
Best Professional Digital Camera
Best Professional Lens
Best Professional Printer
Best Professional Studio Accessory
Best Professional Software
Best Professional Customer Service
Best Professional Website provider
Best Professional Frame
Best Professional Training

Results will be announced at The Societies' Awards Dinner at the 2015 Convention



The Masterclass schedule offers a broad range of learning opportunities designed to expand the proficiency of photographers and brings together a rich selection of talent within the photographic industry.

Masterclass Full 4 Day Pass
Members Price £150 Non members Price £225

Masterclass Day Pass
Members Price £50 Non members Price £75

A Masterclass Full Pass entitles you to attend any Masterclass throughout the Convention or all Masterclasses on one day if you purchase a day pass. These classes are not pre-bookable and are first come first served. Please check our website for details of all the Masterclasses which are available.

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